Alastair Cook To Win BBC Sports Personality Of The Year?

Alastair Cook made a significant move up the betting for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year this week with a stunning finale to his career at the crease.

Cooked bowed out on his test career with a stunning innings of 147 against India at The Oval, setting England up for victory in the fifth test and handing them a 4-1 victory in the series.

His chances of winning the BBC accolade in December crashed in the aftermath of his final innings, with his odds plummeting from 50/1 at the start of the week into 11/1. It puts Cook in the shake-up to win the award with only three candidates lying ahead of him in the betting.

Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas is 6/4 favourite, World Cup Golden Boot winner Harry Kane is close behind at 7/4 and sprinter Dina Asher-Smith is 6/1 third favourite having bagged a hat-trick of gold medals at the European Championships last month.

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